Small & Mid-Sized Colleges & Universities​

McAllister & Quinn is well-respected for its record of success and return on investment for its college and university clients nationwide.

McAllister & Quinn offers federal grant and faculty development consulting to small and mid-sized colleges to help an institution sharpen its strategic focus and increase and diversify external funding. McAllister & Quinn has secured hundreds of millions of dollars in competitive grant funding for scholarships and student support, academic programs, research, and equipment.

Professional Grant Writing & Coaching

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McAllister & Quinn maintains the largest and most specialized grant consultant network in the country. Faculty and staff work with writing teams from our proprietary network of over 250 subject matter experts. A writing team that includes a McAllister & Quinn in-house professional, writer, reviewer and editor is assigned to grant projects. Our team works collaboratively with faculty and staff. McAllister & Quinn can transform a small or non-existent grants office into a robust grant seeking operation.

Faculty Development

The McAllister & Quinn grants service was created with the demands on faculty and staff at teaching institutions in mind. Regardless of an institution’s size, mission or level of experience with grants, our consulting model yields results. McAllister & Quinn professional development offerings appeal to a range of faculty and staff at different experience levels. McAllister & Quinn offers monthly webinars on a variety of topics that aim to help faculty and staff improve their grant seeking approach and learn more about funding opportunities.

Dr. Sally White, Senior Vice President, discusses opportunities for smaller colleges and universities to seek federal grants.

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Every day McAllister & Quinn clients are notified by a funder that their proposal has been selected for funding.

Examples of Recent Client Success:

Rhodes College received a $650k National Science Foundation, Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Program (S-STEM) award. The award provides funding to recruit and provide scholarships to 18 academically undergraduate students.

Rivier University was awarded a $1.4M Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) grant from the Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA). This federal grant program provides funding to expand primary care training for registered nurses.

Agnes Scott College was awarded a $150k grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities’s (NEH) Summer Seminars and Institutes for K-12 Teachers program. The award will fund a two-week summer institute for 25 English teachers to study 21st-century approaches to teaching Shakespeare.

SUNY Geneseo won a $1.3M award from the U.S. Department of Education’s Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program. The funding allowed them to better allow disadvantaged and underrepresented STEM students to access and succeed doctoral studies. Students will be recruited from Geneseo and a nearby community college.

Representative Clients

Recent Insights

Higher Education Funding Opportunities and Policy Insights in the New Biden Administration: A Webinar

McAllister & Quinn’s John McAllister, Managing Partner, and Jessica C. Gerrity, Ph.D., Vice President, were joined by Barbara K Mistick,…

University Funding through the COVID Relief Aid Bill: A Client Memo

In March of 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).  McAllister & Quinn closely…

Writing a Competitive Application to the NSF Noyce Competition: A Webinar

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship (Noyce) Program is a competitive grant through the National Science Foundation that seeks to encourage…

Small & Mid-Sized Colleges & Universities Team

“We have worked with McAllister & Quinn for years and the partnership has produced millions of dollars in federal grant funding for my institution. They are an invaluable partner for us.” President, Doane University Dr. Jacque Carter “McAllister & Quinn has been an extraordinary partner for Le Moyne College. They have a great team of professionals and really understand the culture AND IMPACT of small colleges. Working with them has produced millions of dollars in federal grant funding for our college.” Le Moyne College Dr. Linda LeMura, President “McAllister & Quinn has been a great partner for many years and together we have produced millions of dollars in revenue for strategic initiatives at Webster University. Our faculty and staff have gained a great deal in collaborating on grants with McAllister & Quinn and this has greatly enhanced our grant seeking culture and capacity on campus. The team at McAllister & Quinn is varied and has a deep knowledge about federal agency and private foundation grants as well as the demands of universities like Webster.” Chancellor Webster University and a client for nine years Dr. Elizabeth Stroble